Dr Lorraine Foreman-Peck
Lorraine is a Research Fellow at Oxford University Department of Educational Studies and since 2008 has worked as a freelance researcher. She studied Art and Philosophy and has degrees in Philosophy and Arts Education. After teaching in secondary schools Lorraine developed a career in educational development. Her speciality is action research and responsive evaluation. These are democratic forms of research and evaluation which involve working with people to improve or develop practices, rather than on them! She has led research and development projects in four Universities, and is the author of many books and publications. Her latest research and development project was a responsive evaluation of the Held in the Hand project, with Kate Travers (2012, Leicestershire County Council). The project received a Clore Museum Learning Award.
Catherine Holden worked in education for nine years including teaching at a primary school for four of them, where in particular she enjoyed sharing her love of books, history and music. Branching into heritage and museum learning, she worked at Bletchley Park, beginning as Online Safety Learning Officer before becoming Learning Manager for schools, families and communities. Catherine worked in Kate's team taking responsibility for the development of Bletchley Park's award-winning programmes and learning and engagement offer. Catherine's first degree was in Education Studies and she is now working towards an MA in Second World War Studies, whilst working as an Online Community Enabler to support children, young people and families.
Tom is a freelance maths educator and museum learning specialist with interests and experience in broader STEM provision and digital & online learning. Recently completed projects include devising, developing and delivering engaging online sessions on cryptography, astronomy and other mathematical themes; and building an online course (with associated training session) focusing on using the Open University's OpenLearn Create platform to build online courses. Tom worked in Kate's team at Bletchley Park, managing the Enigma Outreach programme and also taking responsibility for the development of its award-winning mathematics opportunities and digital learning offer. Prior to this he was a Secondary School Mathematics Teacher, having completed a degree in Mathematics followed by a PGCE. He recently completed a PgCert in Digital Leadership and is now working towards an MA in Education.
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